Assassin's Apprentice #1
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Assassin's Apprentice #1

Writer: Jody Houser, Robin Hobb Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 14, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
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Until recently, Fitz was only known as "boy." The bastard/illegitimate son of a powerful noble, Fitz is taken in by his uncle, Prince Verity, who prepares the boy for a journey to the capital to meet his royal grandfather. But Fitz is not a normal child. An ancient power stirs inside him, something that will change the destiny of the Six Duchies forever!

The first comics installment of best-selling author Robin Hobbs's Assassin's Apprentice!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 11, 2022

    The artwork is of similar high quality. Ryan Kelly's characters all look distinctive and have unique appearances, which is surprisingly rare in most of the fantasy comics I've read. The colors by Jordie Bellaire are uncharacteristically muted and dark, but this suits the setting and quick establishes it as a dark, dreadful world. There are no colorful fairies or happy endings to be found here! In any case, this is a must-read for all fantasy fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 18, 2022

    Assassin's Apprentice #1 has the difficult task of adapting a novel to comic book form but does so with great skill and interpretation thus far. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Dec 13, 2022

    This is a fine first issue for new readers, and a promising one for veterans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Matthew Aguilar Dec 14, 2022

    Quite a bit of world-building can be found in Assassin's Apprentice #1, though it sets about doing so mostly through dialogue, and that helps keep you bonded to Fitz's journey through this harsh and cold world. Read Full Review

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